Thoroughly revised in 2004 to cover the provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 and related implementing regulations promulgated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), this monograph provides a practical guide to corporate involvement in federally-related political activities:Summarizes the law governing the funding and activities of corporate political action committees (PACs) and explains how a corporation can lawfully establish, register and operate a PAC.
Describes the limitations that federal law imposes on the federal election contributions of individuals, including corporate officers and employees.
Describes the kinds of politically-related corporate expenditures that are not considered ¿contributions¿ and that are therefore deemed to be legal.
Explains the rules governing corporate political communications, describing the sorts of partisan and nonpartisan communications allowed under federal law.
Covers other topics including election law enforcement, how to obtain advisory opinions from the FEC, corporate lobbying activities, and tax issues and requirements associated with lobbying and PAC operations.
Includes sample copies of required federal election forms, samples of other documents frequently used by corporations in their political activities, and other relevant source materials.
Provides a special ¿Editor¿s Overview¿ summarizing the contents of each chapter.